The Passion of Christ...
As If It Were Reported Live By The
21st Century Media
A Reality Check on How Hardened Our
Hearts Have Become
The purpose of this document is to assist the Faithful in gauging the
level of hardness the collective heart of the world community has
Through the courtesy of Mr. Joel Saracho, Head, ABS-CBNN Online News,
(Philippines) we are reprinting an article of his authorship headlined
ANC (OK, let's include CNN and BBC) been around 2,000 years ago, we
would have had the following report:
Anchor reads: A carpenter's son was sentenced to die
in Jerusalem after he was convicted guilty of treason and inciting to
sedition. Our Middle East correspondent is on the field to bring us a
live report: So what's the latest?
This is in no way a trivialization nor a mockery of the most solemn
events of Christendom. On the contrary, it should serve each one of us
as a mirror of our own selves; a mirror of how we react to the never
ending string of miseries and tragedies that we witness daily through
the media eyes. Miseries which befall our brothers and sisters in
Christ [for He suffered and died for all - not just for Christians....
but for all!] and which is met by most with cold indifference and
Had ANC (OK, let's include CNN and
BBC) been around 2,000 years ago, we would have had the following report
A carpenter's son was sentenced to die
in Jerusalem after he was convicted guilty of treason and inciting to
Our Middle East correspondent is on the field to bring us a live
report: So what's the latest ?
Correspondent (Live Shot)
Tension is high as people wait for the
arrival of Jesus and two thieves convicted to die here in Mt. Calvary
Jesus is bearing a cross where he will be crucified. The crown of
thorns on his head is sure sign of torture, and it was said he was
tortured heavily which included scourging.
Jesus, who claims to receive Divine Instructions, was arrested by Roman
soldiers Wednesday evening after a party with his close associates in
Gethsemane. He was tipped off by Judas the Iscariot, finance officer of
Jesus' Gang of 12, known internationally as The Apostles.
Sources from the Palace however say Judas was bribed by the Sanhedrin,
or high priests, led by Caiaphas and Anas, to stand witness against his
It is also alleged that Jesus is among the leaders of the Essenes and
is building a mass base to form a new religion which will be called
Christianity to challenge the faith of the Jews.
These high priests, did they say what
specific offenses Jesus committed?
Among many other things, the Sanhedrin
say Jesus worked on the Sabbath and perform unauthorized miracles,
including changing water into wine.
It must also be remembered that Jesus made a scene when he threw a
tantrum in the temple and turned over the tables used by the
money-changers and vendors.
He was also seen talking to a crowd and inciting them to rebel against
Judean authorities in his speech popularly known as The Beatitudes.
And the high priests found those acts
worthy of capital punishment?
No. The high priests have no authority.
What they did was send Jesus to Governor Pontius Pilate who sent him to
Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee. I understand they have a question on
Jesus' citizenship and they concluded he was Galilean so he was sent to
That's interesting. Isn't this the same
Herod who ordered the beheading of John the Baptist? And Pilate,
representative of Rome is not necessarily in good terms with Herod, is
Yes to both questions.
It is safe to say there's a lot of power play here. In sending Jesus to
Herod, Pilate is testing Herod's adherence to Roman supremacy. Pilate
is actually luring Herod into a trap. But Herod refused to bite.
From the information we have, Herod mocked Jesus by asking him to
perform a miracle. When Jesus refused, Herod sent him back to Pilate
for Rome to determine guilt and the necessary punishment.
Pilate had to preside over the trial. It was learned that Pilate held
some kind of a referendum when, following the tradition of releasing a
prisoner during Passover, he asked the people who they want to be
released - Jesus or another insurrectionist, Barabbas. The people chose
Pilate was quoted as saying he doesn't believe Jesus is guilty but that
the people have spoken. Instead, he washed his hands to free himself of
We have to cut you short to give way to
a breaking development from our DZMM reporter. What's the latest?
Reporter (in Filipino):
pa ang balitang ito, at mainit pa rin ang bangkay ng nagpatiwakal na
dating kaibigan at kasama ni Jesus na kinilalang si Hudas Iskariote.
Ayon sa mga awtoridad, natagpuan si
Hudas na nakabigti sa isang puno ng oliba ilang minuto matapos panoorin
ang pagpapahirap kay Jesus. Itong si Hudas ang siya daw nagtatwa kay
Jesus at nagturo sa kinaroroonan nito bago dinakip ng mga sundalo.
Samantala, kanina lamang ay
nasalubong natin ang isang grupo ng mga babae na may hawak na tela na
may bakas ng mukha ni Jesus. Ayon kay Ginang Veronica, pinunasan niya
ang mukha ni Jesus nang makita niyang hirap na ito sa pagpapasan ng
krus. Aniya, milagrosong naging larawan ni Jesus ang dugo at pawis na
kumapit sa kanyang telang pamunas.
Ganunman, tinitingnan pa ng mga
maykapangyarihan kung ang larawan ay hindi dumaan sa digital
'Yan muna ang pinakahuling pangyayari
dito. Back to you....
Automatic Translation by Google:
This news is still hot, and the dead
of the suicide, a former friend and Jesus, identified as Judas
Iskariot, is still hot.
According to authorities, Judas was
found lying on an olive tree minutes after watching Jesus' torture. It
was Judas who made him deny Jesus and taught where he was before the
soldiers were arrested.
Meanwhile, we recently met a group of
women holding cloth with a trace of Jesus' face. According to Mrs.
Veronica, she wiped Jesus' face when she saw that it was a hard time
with the cross. According to him, the blood of blood and sweat that
clung to his swollen swab became a picture of Jesus.
However, the authorities are still
looking at whether the picture does not go through digital manipulation.
That's the latest event here.
Salamat . Now let's go back to Mt.
Calvary where Jesus and the thieves who will be crucified with him have
Our Middle East correspondent is still there. What is happening now?
You're right. The mood has become so
emotional especially when Jesus met his mother, Mary and his rumored to
be paramour, a woman also called Mary.
It is not known if Jesus has other brothers or sisters, but his mother
is accompanied by some men, identified as James and Joseph. Also with
them is one of Jesus' friend, John.
The Roman soldiers nailed a sign on the cross that says King of the
Jews, apparently to better mock Jesus who is said to have claimed he is
the son of God.
I think Jesus is saying something. Let's try to listen to him.
forgive them for they do not
know what they are doing...
May the Holy Spirit of God help each one of us see what must be seen
within the depths of our souls and what must be done about it before He returns to
claim His own.
Published on April 6th, 2007 - Good Friday
Reissued on March 29, 2013 - Good Friday
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